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The DC LERA Board of Governors invites you to the April luncheon meeting
Wednesday, April 22nd

Co-Sponsored with DC LERA Organizational Sponsor
The Womenís National Democratic Club

Social Security Works!
Why Social Security Isnít Going Broke
and How Expanding It Will Help Us All

with guest speaker
Nancy J. Altman

For more than 30 years, billionaires have been trying to convince the public that Social Security is headed for collapse. They are wrong. In fact, the time is right to expand Social Security, the key to retirement dignity for millions of workers and their families.

Click here to learn more about Ms. Altman, register for the April luncheon and download a flyer to share and post.

Sign-in begins: 11:30; Lunch: 12:00; Program & Q&A; 12:30; Adjourn 1:30. 




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Welcome to DC LERA!

is a vibrant community of
people interested in labor and employment relations. Our members include practitioners from labor and management, government employees from agencies that specialize in labor matters, scholars, diplomats, and anyone who has an interest in labor and employment relations.   Click here to learn more about Steve and read his personal message.

DC LERA Board members with February guest speaker
Dr. Rober L. Lerman

The Industrial Relations Research Association was established in 1948. In December of that year, local members founded the Washington, D.C. Chapter.  Click here to read more history. 

The 1877 Railroad Strike
in Baltimore

with guest speaker
Bill Barry
Retired Director of Labor Studies at The Community College of Baltimore County-Dundalk

The isolated work stoppage which began at Baltimoreís Camden Yards on the morning of July 16, 1877, was a specific reaction against a 10% pay cut by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and a general protest against conditions on the railroad and arrogant management attitudes. 

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